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Couldn't they have hung his common whore wife?


I like old movies and watched this tonight on TCM's 'Quare Fellow' premiere night. Maybe there's just been too many mondern movies on the same subject? Story/acting/atmosphere was great but I felt no empathy at all for the condemned man's common whore of a wife! *Spoiler Alert* Good Lord, it didn't take her very long to 'do' another guy (a prison guard of all things?) while her poor husband was sitting on death row for already killing a guy that she 'did' that got him in trouble in the first place?? They should've killed her and put her out of everyone's misery including mine! I felt nothing for the bitch at all and the movie didn't for a moment sway my pro-death penalty stance. I guess it was '62 and more of an innocent time. But man, what a Whore!! Especially for the time (early sixties)that it was taking place! Poor guy on deathrow, I felt for him... I'm sure his wife had another dude within a few days. Whore.

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What surprises me is that the evidence was not enough to have brought about a stay.

And while we're on the subject...why in the heck did she wait so long to tell the story? Regardless of what her husband thought or wanted, she should have been independent enough (I know...she wasn't) to have told the attorney or detectives the whole story. Yes, he killed the man, but perhaps the charge should have been manslaughter, or murder with a lesser degree.

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Your diatribe has a lot more to do with your own prejudices than with the movie itself, a pretty typical response for people without the ability for critical thinking.

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i agree with gfield-1, you can't reinforce a contemporary opinion of the wife's moral conduct by judging it under the moral climate of the time.
effectively you're saying what she did was all the worse because of the period in which she did it.

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